POLITICS
12/14/2011 03:50 EST | Updated 02/13/2012 05:12 EST

Review recommends cutting number of legislative officers in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON - A review in New Brunswick recommends cutting the number of legislative officers from eight to six.

The recommendation is among 33 contained in a report released today by Bernard Richard, the province's former ombudsman.

In April, Premier David Alward appointed Richard to review the mandates of legislative officers.

Richard says there should also be a moratorium on the creation of new legislative officer positions.

His report also recommends that a formal complaint system be established for people who are not satisfied with the work of a legislative office.

Legislative officers in New Brunswick include the auditor general, the chief electoral officer and ombudsman.